The Washington Redskins’ best pass catcher returned to the field on Wednesday.
Tight end Jordan Reed took part in the team’s practice for the first time since suffering a concussion on Oct. 9 vs. the Baltimore Ravens.
Reed wore a yellow non-contact jersey during Wednesday’s session. The fourth-year tight end practiced on a limited basis. He ran routes and contributed during group drills.
“I’m feeling better,” Reed said, per the team’s official website. “Just happy to be out there practicing today.”
Reed’s concussion forced him to miss Week 6.
Unfortunately, Reed has a history of concussions. The tight end has had at least six concussions in his career. Reed admitted that he’s aware of his concussion history.
“It’s frustrating that I’ve been dealing with it so often,” Reed said. “But I just try to not think about it too much and just take it as it comes. Just take it day-by-day.”
In five games, the tight end has caught 33 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns. He’s regarding as a top-five player at his position. Yet the concussion issue is nothing to play with.
It’s good to hear that Reed is feeling better. But it’s time to start thinking about his long-term health. The tight end’s concussion history is concerning and should continue to be monitored.